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Four Residents Displaced Following Pittsfield Fire
By Andy McKeever,
02:21PM / Saturday, November 10, 2018

The slate roof kept heat and fire inside the apartment. Firefighters had to punch a hole through the roof for ventilation.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Four people are displaced after a fire tore through the rear of their South Church Street home.   Fire Chief Robert Czerwinski said firefighters responded at 12:24 Saturday afternoon to the call at 7 South Church St. One of the occupants, who was the only one home at the time, of the two-family home heard the smoke alarm and then found a fire on the rear porch. He escaped the building through the front stairway.    "On arrival, there was heavy fire on the second floor rear.

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Pittsfield Police Investigating Shooting On Columbus Ave
Staff Reports,
02:30PM / Friday, November 09, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are investigating another shooting.   Police say Friday morning officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the 300 block of Columbus Avenue. There they found an individual who suffered multiple gunshot wounds.   The victim was transported to Berkshire Medical Center and the injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. Police say the victim was unable to provide any information about the suspect.   The incident is under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the department at 413-448-9705. Information can also be provided anonymously via the Detective Bureau, the Drug Tips hotline at

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Two-Car Accident Causes Rollover on West Main Street
Staff Reports,
04:46PM / Wednesday, November 07, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A teenager is facing charges after driving in the wrong lane and causing a rollover accident on West Main Street on Wednesday afternoon.    The occupant of the other vehicle had to be extricated by firefighters and was taken to Berkshire Medical Center's North Adams campus with injuries.   The 17-year-old, whose name has not yet been released, was westbound just before 3 p.m. in a black Honda Civic near Brown Street when he swerved into the eastbound lane. He tried to pull back out, as seen by the tire tracks on the road, but collided with an eastbound Chevrolet Equinox with two occupants.    The Civic's

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Woman Struck By Train in North Adams
Staff Reports,
07:09PM / Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Update Nov. 7, 2018: The woman struck by the train has been identified as Lindsay Bolte, 29, of North Adams. She incurred serious injuries, including to her leg, but is expected to recover. Two other women were on the trestle with her at the time but were escaped unharmed.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A woman was struck by a train while crossing the trestle near American Legion Drive early Tuesday evening. 

According to police, she incurred life-threatening injuries and was taken to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. Her identity is not being released at this time. 

The woman was in a group of three on the trestle as the train approached shortly before 6

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Pittsfield Police Asking To See Dashcam Videos To Help Solve Shooting
Staff Reports,
02:21PM / Tuesday, November 06, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are looking for any dashcam videos recorded Saturday morning.   Police are investigating a shooting incident in which a 30-year-old man was critically injured before 9 a.m. Saturday morning in the area of Spring Street and Willow Street. Police are now asking anybody driving a motor vehicle equipped with a dashcam that morning to let officer see it - regardless of where in the city it was recorded.   "The PPD is requesting that anyone operating a motor vehicle equipped with a 'Dashcam' video recording system, within the City of Pittsfield, during the morning of the 3rd between 8 AM and 10 AM, contact the Detective

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